Idiot Fish - Sebastolobus alascanus (Shortspine thornyhead)

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Monterey Fish Market Seafood Index photograph of Idiot Fish,  Sebastolobus alascanus  (Shortspine thornyhead)


California to Canada


Year-round, yet sporadic

Method of Capture:


Sustainability Consideration:

This fish is slow-growing and reproduces slowly.

Size Range:

1 to 4 pounds

Flavor and Texture:

Sweet and mild with a firm, coarse-flaked texture

Cooking Tips:

braise, sauté and stew, ideal for soup